The team of world-class academics and highly qualified technical experts will collaborate with industry to address manufacturing challenges to develop sustainable, higher value goods and services for the global market.
The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.
Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford said:
“I’m delighted that EU funds are helping Welsh businesses to improve productivity by exploiting the expertise within our highly acclaimed academic institutions and adopting leading-edge technologies to achieve commercial success and growth in our economy.”
Advanced Vibration and Acoustic Measurement Techniques
30/01/2018This two-day Continual Professional Development (CPD) event will provide an insight into four established measurement techniques with world leaders in their respective field. Interactive workshops focussing on Audible Acoustics (AA) by AcSoft, Acoustic Emission (AE) by Mistras Ltd, Vibrometry by Polytech Ltd and Ultrasonic Inspection by Olympus will form the basis of this two-day event.
METal - Environmental Impact & Sustainability
06/12/2017With focus on the environment ever increasing and legislation rapidly changing it is becoming more important to understand the influence industry has on the environment. This course provides an education into current legislation and the influence industry is having on the environment.
METal - Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment
05/12/2017This course provides an understanding of the interrelationship between material properties at the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic scale which underpin the mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites.
European Structural Funds Annual Event
30/11/2017European Structural Funds annual event is to celebrate the progress and achievements of the European Structural Funds 2014–2020 in Wales will be held on the morning of 30 November 2017 at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Assistant / Project Officer Advanced Materials Technology (Polymers and Composites)
26/11/2017Applicants are invited for the position of Project Assistant / Project Officer on the ASTUTE 2020 operation in the College of Engineering, in the area of Advanced Materials Technology (Polymers and Composites).
Horizon 2020 - Innovation Funding for SMEs Workshop
23/11/2017This is your opportunity to find out more on how your business can benefit from Horizon 2020 funding, with a focus on the SME Instrument and the British Business Bank. Participation is free, register your interest now!
Swansea-based collaboration leads to wave energy innovation
27/10/2017The EU-backed ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation led by Swansea University in partnership with Cardiff and Aberystwyth universities and University of Wales Trinity Saint David has collaborated with Swansea-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) to support the development of a Wave Energy Converter to address the challenge of extracting wave energy at a viable cost.
ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service
04/10/2017Continuing from successful collaborations during the 2010 –2015 funding phase of ASTUTE, ASTUTE 2020’s collaboration with ALC aimed to identify more closely how a lighting column is actually performing in real time against its predicted level of performance.
Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter 2017
02/10/2017Read the latest edition of Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter, we hope you find it both interesting and informative.
ASTUTE 2020 in collaboration with Marine Power Systems Ltd. on their clean, Reliable and Affordable Wave Power Technology
14/09/2017ASTUTE 2020 is working with MPS on generating suitable computational models using information supplied by MPS along with performing finite element analysis on the structure.
Highly Commended Tidal Anchor Demonstrated at Seawork International 2017
13/09/2017Divemex Ltd. were experienced in maritime industries and recognised the necessity for a new type of anchor. ASTUTE 2020’s collaboration with Divemex was to determine performance parameters with particular reference to accuracy/repeatability of launch position and embedding final position of the new anchor.
ASTUTE 2020 Innovative & Experimental Capabilities Showcased
13/09/2017On the weekend of the 9th – 10th September, ASTUTE 2020 participated in Swansea University’s Science Festival.
ASTUTE 2020 collaboration with Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. will enable clinical trials in the UK's first Ventricular Assist Device
17/07/2017Calon Cardio is developing the next generation of implantable blood pumps for the treatment of advanced chronic heart failure, the MiniVAD™, Miniature Ventricular Assist Device.
Welsh Companies can Capitalise on Academic Expertise in Industry 4.0
25/05/2017Welsh companies have the opportunity to learn from the experience gained on ‘what worked’ and ‘what did not work’ during Uni-Pol’s journey to Industry 4.0 through collaboration with ASTUTE 2020.